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Brooklyn shops

Brooklyn was a dream. All the things that happened there just couldn't happen. It was all dream stuff. Or was it all real and true and was it that she, Francie, was the dreamer?
- Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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  • Greenpoint, Bookstore, $$$$ $$
  • 160 Huron St.
  • Brooklyn, 11222
  • +718-349-7711
  • Website

Everything a neighborhood bookshop should be: intellectual hub, community gathering space, hang out — this one centered around food and drink. Cookbooks, classes, workshops, recipe chatter, and daily nibbles are on offer. Build your cookbook library or just buy a Sicilan pastry and chat.

Beautiful Dreamers

  • Williamsburg, Boutique, $$$$ $$$
  • 326 Wythe Ave.
  • Brooklyn, 11249
  • +1-718-388-4884
  • Website | Email

A bazaar of bohemiam goodies, extraordinary gifts, and curiosities. Walk — in a dream-like state — among Navajo-inspired jewlery, photography, coffee table books, sustainable clothing, and vintage furnishings.

Bellocq Tea Atelier

  • Greenpoint, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 104 West St.
  • Brooklyn, 11222
  • +1-347-463-9231
  • Website | Email

The gorgeous design studio and atelier sources special, rare blends, and takes appointments for tea tastings. Bring your camera, nearly every inch of the space is begging to be Instagrammed.

Brooklyn Flea

  • Fort Greene, Market, $$$$ $$
  • 176 Lafayette Ave.
  • Brooklyn, NY, 11238
  • Website | Review | About

On Saturdays in Fort Greene (and Sundays on the Williamsburg waterfront), artisans and hobbyists-gone-wild show off their clothes, accessories, and foodstuffs next to vintage dealers and old-school street vendors. The flea moves into an old Deco bank at One Hanson Place (Fort Greene) during winter months.

Erie Basin

  • Red Hook, Antiques, $$$$ $$$
  • 388 Van Brunt St.
  • Brooklyn, 11231
  • +1-718-554-6147
  • Website | Email

A truly unique shop with a museum-like quality and channeling another era in time. Stunning Victorian rings, turn of the 20th-century furnishings, chandeliers, and items for the curios cabinet are all displayed in a subtle and special way.

Fuego 718

  • Specialty
  • 249 Grand St.
  • Brooklyn, 11211
  • +1-718-302-2913
  • Website

A totally bonkers and super funky shop filled with zany crafts and magical trinkets from Mexico. Dia de los Muertos objects, ornaments, and bric-a-brac hang from the rafters. It's a total trip ... that's worth the trip.

Greenlight Bookstore

  • Fort Greene, Bookstore, $$$$ $$
  • 686 Fulton St.
  • Brooklyn, 11217
  • +1-718-246-0200
  • Website

There's always an excellent literary event happening at this bustling shop, which stocks the latest must-reads and a fine selection of cook books, NYC-themed books, and diaries for starting a novel of your own.

Kinfolk Store

  • Williamsburg, Clothing, $$$$ $$$
  • 94 Wythe Ave.
  • Brooklyn, 11249
  • +1-689-4939
  • Website

All the goods to groom a man into a proper citizen of Williamsburg. Menswear labels hail from London, Paris, and Tokyo; a bookcase of art tomes and vinyl records round things out.

Maha Rose

  • Greenpoint, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 97 Green St., Studio G3
  • Brooklyn, 11222
  • +1-718-757-2758
  • Website

An Eastern-inspired wellness studio, Brooklynified. In addition to yoga, acupuncture, and meditation, you can sign up for offbeat modalities like laugh therapy, sound baths, and sensuality coaching. Sign up for moon gatherings, get a reiki session, and shop for crystals in one go.


  • Cobble Hill, Stationery, $$$$ $$
  • 225 Court St.
  • Brooklyn, 11201
  • +1-718-422-0255
  • Website | Email

A modern paperie with a charming mom-and-pop atmosphere. An array of clever cards, wrapping papers, and gifty things are made by local and small-batch designers. 

Powerhouse Books

  • Dumbo, Bookstore, $$$$ $$
  • 37 Main St.
  • Brooklyn, 11201
  • +1-212-604-9074
  • Website | Email

Where are all the thick-rimmed glasses-wearing intellectuals of Dumbo? Here, catching an avant-garde book reading or observing the latest street art gallery show at this giant warehouse for paper ephemera. Small press and custom published art, fashion, and pop culture tomes are prized. Your coffee table will be thrilled.


  • Brooklyn Heights, Grocer, $$$$ $
  • 187 Atlantic Ave.
  • Brooklyn, 11201
  • +1-718-624-4550
  • Website

The 120-year-old Middle Eastern grocer has provided locals with bulk bin delights (dried apricots, amaranth, molokia), prepared Lebanese foods, cheese, coffee, imported olives, and hard-to-find pantry items. 
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Sincerely, Tommy

  • Bed Stuy, Clothing, $$$$ $$
  • 343 Tompkins Ave.
  • Brooklyn, 11216
  • +1-718-484-8484
  • Website

Drop in for a latte at the coffee counter for a jolt when parsing racks of well-curated mens- and womenswear from up-and-coming designers. 

Spoonbill & Sugartown

  • Williamsburg, Bookstore, $$$$ $$
  • 218 Bedford Ave.
  • Brooklyn, 11211
  • +1-718-387-7322
  • Website | Email

Shimmy between the stacks and piles of rare art books, unique covers, imported and hard-to-find zines, mags, and journals. 

Sprout Home

  • Williamsburg, Florist, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 44 Grand St.
  • Brooklyn, 11249
  • +-1-718-388-4440
  • Website | Email

A fresh new approach to the garden center. Succulents, air plants, and unique trees and matched with terrariums, glass orbs, and other interesting planters for the modern home and garden.

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